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#4072984 - 08/04/20 01:46 PM Bought my FIRST P71 for $600 last week!
SouthwestORV Offline
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Registered: 07/30/20
Posts: 5
Loc: Arizona, EEUU
Hello friends,
I may be a little late to the Panther party here, but I have wanted to own a "cop car" since I was a kid in the 80's and 90's, and finally...at age 37 I have one! Last week I was working at an elderly gal's home and she said that she wanted to sell her husband's old car to get it out of the driveway - her husband now has dementia and has been moved. I inquired, and turns out it's a 1997 P71! I asked her how much and she said "I'd happily take $600 for it." So I told her I'd buy it on the spot. Good news:
1. it runs great!
2. A/C blows cold!
3. windows go up and down!
4. it has P71 in the Vin!
I've put about 100 miles on it already and it's a real treat to drive, very smooth and quiet. I'm thrilled with the purchase. Rather than post photos, here's a video link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXGmGt49ymM

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#4073018 - 08/04/20 03:59 PM Re: Bought my FIRST P71 for $600 last week! [Re: SouthwestORV]
Prospect62 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/10
Posts: 229
Loc: Central New York
Great story! I think every car guy on Earth longs for something like that to happen to them, especially when it's a car they've always wanted.

Keep us updated on what you do to it, even the "boring" stuff! I love reading about routine maintenance!
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#4073034 - 08/04/20 08:09 PM Re: Bought my FIRST P71 for $600 last week! [Re: SouthwestORV]
124neta Offline
don't get riled, sugar!
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Registered: 04/03/09
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Loc: Il
I'd be violation of federal law to turn down a vomcom for half a stim.
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#4073086 - 08/04/20 11:43 PM Re: Bought my FIRST P71 for $600 last week! [Re: 124neta]
a_d_a_m Offline
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Originally Posted By 124neta
I'd be violation of federal law to turn down a vomcom for half a stim.
Not to mention, it's the official CVN Price.
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As an affluent liberal, I choose $600 panthers because I have impeccable taste. Sure, I could have 4 teslas in my signature... But then I couldn't be a derp state optative infuriating a 20 year old internet forum to spread my lies amongst the 36 active members.
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#4073090 - 08/04/20 11:50 PM Re: Bought my FIRST P71 for $600 last week! [Re: a_d_a_m]
bluejay_32 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/16
Posts: 8201
Loc: wny
Originally Posted By a_d_a_m
Originally Posted By 124neta
I'd be violation of federal law to turn down a vomcom for half a stim.
Not to mention, it's the official CVN Price.

That's what I thought when I saw the thread title. laugh
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Originally Posted By IPreferDIY
Sounds like time-wasting gossip to me.

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#4073106 - 08/05/20 02:14 AM Re: Bought my FIRST P71 for $600 last week! [Re: SouthwestORV]
metro21 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/09
Posts: 1039
Loc: CA
Old Lady: I'd happily take $600 for it.

Me: So $300 it is!
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#4073428 - 08/07/20 01:36 PM Re: Bought my FIRST P71 for $600 last week! [Re: Prospect62]
SouthwestORV Offline
Stranger

Registered: 07/30/20
Posts: 5
Loc: Arizona, EEUU
Thanks Prospect! I will. In fact, I will post another video here soon of all the junk we found in the car. It was hilarious. As an update, we spent about three hours vacuuming it out, and it was very satisfying to see how much it cleaned up. I've also begun deep cleaning the plastics and vinyls with windex and armor all and it's turning out quite nice!

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#4073430 - 08/07/20 01:38 PM Re: Bought my FIRST P71 for $600 last week! [Re: 124neta]
SouthwestORV Offline
Stranger

Registered: 07/30/20
Posts: 5
Loc: Arizona, EEUU
I must not know the "language" of CrownVic.net because I don't follow...

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#4073432 - 08/07/20 01:39 PM Re: Bought my FIRST P71 for $600 last week! [Re: metro21]
SouthwestORV Offline
Stranger

Registered: 07/30/20
Posts: 5
Loc: Arizona, EEUU
Ha! I just couldn't, you know? In this area, this car will easily fetch $1600 if I just post it to Facebook Marketplace. Definitely a fair deal.

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#4073482 - 08/07/20 10:08 PM Re: Bought my FIRST P71 for $600 last week! [Re: SouthwestORV]
webestang Offline
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Registered: 05/20/16
Posts: 96
Loc: St.Lou Gateway to the West!
Sweet deal!!!! I paid $500 for my 96 Vic 4 years ago.
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#4073492 - 08/07/20 11:00 PM Re: Bought my FIRST P71 for $600 last week! [Re: SouthwestORV]
bluejay_32 Offline
Poobah

Registered: 08/28/16
Posts: 8201
Loc: wny
Originally Posted By 124neta
I'd be violation of federal law to turn down a vomcom for half a stim.
Originally Posted By SouthwestORV
I must not know the "language" of CrownVic.net because I don't follow...

Vomcom = vomit comet - retired cop car.

Half a stim would be $600 because the stimulus earlier this year was $1200.


$600 had been the "official CVN price" for a P71 since long before I joined. I don't know its origins.
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Originally Posted By IPreferDIY
Sounds like time-wasting gossip to me.

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